UNION COUNTY – County Manager George Devanney will retire effective Aug. 1. He was appointed to the position in 2002, following a four-year tenure as deputy county manager. Devanney, nephew of state Sen. Ray Lesniak, has been a public servant for 27 years.
LINDEN – Linden Recreation is planning a doubles tennis tournament for adults 18 and over on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Wilson Park tennis courts. The tournament will start at 9 a.m. and the entrance fee is $20 per person, cash only.
LINDEN — Children from Al Kalla Park Day Camp in Linden display their hats for Wacky Hat Day. (Photos courtesy of Linden Recreation)
RAHWAY — Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea is one of the hottest artists on the music scene today. Their US summer tour will stop by Rahway on Thursday, July 21, in one of only two scheduled New Jersey appearances as part of the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series.
CRANFORD—Chef Andrea Carbine, co-owner of Cranford’s A Toute Heure bistro, will give a talk entitled, “Great Communities Are Built on Great Food” on Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
SPRINGFIELD–The Summer International Film Festival continues at the Springfield Free Public Library on Thursday, July 21. The library will screen Mademoiselle Chambon (2009) at noon and 7 p.m.
WEST TRENTON—Temperatures and heat indexes are estimated to build into the upper 90s, and possibly even reach 100 degrees or higher by Friday and into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the excessive heat and warns that older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk.
TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection reminds state residents that harvesting blue claw crabs from the waters of the Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay is prohibited, as scientists have found that crabs from those waters continue to show harmful levels of cancer-causing dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), as well as other contaminants, including mercury.
CARTERET – On Tuesday, Aug. 2, neighborhoods throughout Carteret are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 28th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.